PhD Student (f/m/d) for the Investigation of Quantum Materials (Master/Diploma in Physics)

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB)

Berlin, Germany

Work group:

Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Job description:

Reference No. EM 2020/21

The Institute Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials is looking for

PhD Student (f/m/d) for the Investigation of Quantum Materials (Master/Diploma in Physics)


The PhD student will investigate quantum materials with particular focus on frustrated and topological magnets. Current research has revealed exotic phases and excitations such as classical and quantum spin ice which exhibit monopole excitations, and new forms of topological order such as spin liquids with spinon excitations. These phenomena will be investigated by identifying materials which display these properties and using the experimental techniques of bulk physical properties measurements as well as neutron and X-ray scattering to study their behaviour. The PhD student is expected to gain understanding of the physical processes by performing complex data analysis and computer simulations, close collaboration with theoretical physicists will also provide insights.


Applicants should have or be close to finishing a master/diploma degree in physics and should have taken courses in condensed matter physics.

Please attach the following documents to your application:
Motivation letter, CV and the contact details of at least two academic references.

Further Information

Prof. Bella Lake

+40 30 8062 42058

Closing Date: 31.07.2020

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: EM 2020/21